January 11: Winter Storm Approaching

A 4WARN Weather Alert is in effect for Friday for the threat of an approaching Winter Storm. I know you have heard about this by now. It’s so hard to get in that winter mode when it’s 69° in Nashville, that was the high. Tomorrow afternoon it will be about 40° colder. A Winter Storm Warning tomorrow for the northwest corner of Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. A Winter Weather Advisory for Nashville and points to the east tomorrow.

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As a front moves toward Middle Tennessee, showers become more numerous. Temperatures will drop overnight into the day on Friday, rain will transition to freezing rain/sleet/snow mix before changing to all snow during the day on Friday.

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Here is the latest timing of the winter mix with the latest Futurecast, the pink represents freezing rain and sleet and the blue represents snow:

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Accumulating ice will pave way for slick roads and dangerous driving conditions. The worst will be in the northwest part of Middle Tennessee and Kentucky.

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As of now, snow accumulations of 1″-2″ will be likely in general, on top of a coating of ice. Possible higher amounts are possible along the TN/KY line.

2018 SNOWFALL Forecast

Most of the snow tapers off by Saturday morning. Sunshine returns Sunday, but below freezing temperatures remain until Monday afternoon. Another weaker system comes through Monday with a chance of a few snow showers.

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Bitterly cold air will follow in the days to come. I’ll have an update on the approaching winter storm on News 4 at 10pm.

Lisa Spencer

About Lisa Spencer

Lisa Spencer is the chief meteorologist at WSMV Channel 4 Nashville. You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 6:30pm and 10pm.
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